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ARTESUNATE belongs to the class of artemisinin derivatives. ARTESUNATE is used to treat malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum.

Common side-effects

• Headache  
• Pain at injection site 
• Diarrhoea 
• Vomiting 
• Dizziness

It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.


• Do not self-administer. ARTESUNATE is usually given by a doctor or nurse.
• You are advised to take oral medication after treating the critical phase of the falciparum malaria infection with ARTESUNATE to complete the treatment and avoid relapse.
• You are recommended to avoid taking ARTESUNATE if you are allergic to it.
• Seek medical help immediately if you experience itchy rash, difficulty in breathing, swelling of lips, face, tongue or other body parts as these might be signs of an allergic reaction.
• Drive only if you are alert as ARTESUNATE may cause drowsiness, dizziness or tiredness.
• Inform your doctor if you have kidney or liver problems. 
• Keep your doctor informed about all the ongoing medications before taking ARTESUNATE. 


Q. How does ARTESUNATE work? A. ARTESUNATE works by damaging malarial parasite protein which is important for malarial parasite survival.
Q. How do you administer ARTESUNATE? A. ARTESUNATE is administered as an intramuscular (into muscle) or intravenous (into a vein) injection.
Q. Does ARTESUNATE prevent malaria? A. No, ARTESUNATE doesn't prevent malaria. ARTESUNATE is only used to treat malaria but not prevent it as ARTESUNATE is eliminated quickly from the body.  
Q. Does ARTESUNATE cause anaemia? A. Yes, ARTESUNATE may cause anaemia (lack of blood) within one month after treatment especially in travellers and young children. If you experience shortness of breath, feel weak or tired upto 4 weeks after treatment, please consult a doctor.